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Saudi Arabia to host G20 summit in 2020

Saudi Arabia to host G20 summit in 2020

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia will be hosting the G20 summit next year, state news agency SPA said Wednesday.

“The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia will host the 15th annual G20 Leaders’ Summit on Nov. 21 and 22, 2020 in the capital city, Riyadh,” it said.

It said next year’s summit will be the first to be hosted by an Arab country.

The summit’s agenda will include financial, economic and social issues including energy, the environment, climate, the digital economy, trade, agriculture, healthcare, education and labor.

The G20 consists of Germany, the U.S., Argentina, Australia, Brazil, China, Indonesia, France, South Africa, South Korea, India, the U.K., Italy, Japan, Canada, Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and the European Union.

M M Alam

M. M. Alam is a Pakistan-based working journalist since 1981. Karachi University faculty gold medalist Alam began his career four decades ago by writing for Dawn, Pakistan’s highest circulating English daily. He has worked for region’s leading publications, global aviation periodicals including Rotors (of USA) and vetted New York Times as permanent employee of daily Express Tribune. Alam regularly covers international aviation and defense-related events including Salon Du Bourget (France), Farnborough (United Kingdom), Dubai (UAE). Alam has reported thousands of events and interviewed hundreds of people in Pakistan, UAE, EU, UK and USA. Being Francophone Alam also coordinates with a number of French publications.